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Steel Buildings: Think Outside the Box- Part 4

Adding Pizzazz to Metal Buildings with “Pop-Out” Framing The most economical shape for pre-engineered steel buildings remains the basic rectangle. While practical for most industrial, agricultural, and storage applications, commercial enterprises sometime require more visual interest. In this series on customizing steel buildings, we have divulged several ways to lose the “boxy” look of metal buildings to add eye appeal. So far, we have covered: • Part 1: Changing the Roofline • Part 2: Adding Roofline Extensions • Part 3:… Read More

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Steel Buildings: Think Outside the Box- Part 3

Customizing the Exteriors of Pre-engineered Metal Buildings Steel buildings do not have to look like steel buildings. There are many ways to enhance the exterior of a structure to lose the “boxy” look of a metal building. In parts one and two of this series, we offered suggestions for changing the roofline and profile of a steel building to create a more traditional look. The versatility steel buildings doesn’t stop there. Any exterior building material available for other building systems… Read More

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Steel Buildings: Think Outside the Box- Part 2

Roofline Extensions Add Flair to Pre-engineered Metal Buildings In part one of this series on steel buildings, we discussed changing the roof pitch and gable rooflines versus hip rooflines. You can also “dress up” metal buildings by adding eave overhangs or canopies. In standard pre-engineered steel buildings, the roofline ends flush with sidewalls. That is adequate for many applications, where the “boxy” look of the building does not matter. For example, agricultural barns and industrial warehouses find this basic steel… Read More

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Steel Buildings: Think Outside the Box- Part 1

Adding Personality to a Metal Building by Changing the Roofline In pre-engineered steel buildings, nothing is more affordable than a basic box. Most agricultural, aviation, and industrial metal building buyers find “no-frills” prefabricated metal buildings both practical and economical for their needs. However, commercial buyers sometimes require a more upscale building appearance. Their building designs must attract customers and blend in with neighboring businesses. Although these buyers long for the benefits of steel buildings, they think steel limits their exterior… Read More

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Controlling Airflow in Metal Buildings- Part 2

GOOD METAL BUILDING VENTILATION CREATES COMFORT AND EXTENDS BUILDING LIFE Never underestimate the importance of airflow in metal buildings. As discussed in part 1, adequate ventilation controls comfort, humidity levels, and condensation in steel buildings. Two Types of Ventilation Controlling airflow in metal buildings without air conditioning and heating is simple. You need fresh air flowing into the building and humid air flowing out. This is easily accomplished with vents and large door openings. Steel barns, equipment structures, storage buildings,… Read More

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Controlling Airflow in a Metal Building- Part 1

The Importance of Ventilation in Steel Buildings Providing adequate airflow in a metal building affects both the comfort level inside and the durability of the structure. Preventing moisture buildup with good industrial ventilation prolongs the life of a steel building. Three Factors Affecting Climate in a Metal Building Climate controlled buildings create some airflow and control moisture with heating and air-conditioning systems. Even these may need additional ventilation. However, many metal buildings are not climate controlled. These include: • Agricultural… Read More

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Anchor Bolts for Pre-engineered Steel Buildings

The Importance of Steel Building Foundation Connections Steel anchor bolts secure a pre-engineered metal building to the foundation. A pre-engineered steel building is only as sturdy as its foundation connections. Steel Anchor Bolts And Concrete Engineers RHINO Steel Building Systems supplies a detailed Anchor Bolt Plan with every order. These plans show the building dimensions, the precise locations for anchor bolt placement, and the total number of foundation anchor bolts required in Rhino buildings. The Anchor Bolt Plan also provides… Read More

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How to Install Metal Building Screws Correctly

Doing It Right Keeps a Steel Building Watertight We discussed the importance of using a metal building system with premium quality fasteners. How those screws are installed is equally important to the durability and waterproofing of a steel building. Learn how to install steel siding with our guide. The Proper Gear for Handling Steel Panels Safely Preventing accidents is job one at a metal building job site. SAFETY FIRST at all times should be the primary goal. Read the Installation… Read More

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Metal Buildings: Doing It Right, Sealing It Tight

Premium-Quality, Rust-Resistant Fasteners for Steel Buildings The type of fasteners used for metal buildings may seem like an insignificant detail. It is not. Beware of Rust and Corrosion Cheap screws rust out. Rust spreads to the steel panels, streaking the steel panels with unsightly rust discoloration. However, rust is much more than a cosmetic problem. Once rust forms, it spreads. Corrosion may eventually causes serious structural problems in metal buildings. Rusty screws with cheap washers leak. Leaking buildings create havoc,… Read More

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Made-to-Order Metal Buildings

Get Exactly the Right Structure for Your Needs RHINO metal building systems create made-to-order metal buildings for every segment of the low-rise market. RHINO steel buildings are not an “off the rack” product. Every customer receives a structure designed and manufactured specifically for them. The Right Size, the Right Options While all steel buildings are flexible enough for myriad uses, they are not all interchangeable. Every project and budget demands specific dimensions. The size of your building must serve you… Read More

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